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Roses Color and Number of Stalks Meaning

Roses are one of the flower types that are available all year long. Since roses are the symbol of love, they are a popular choice of flower to give to someone.  Roses grow in almost all seven colors of the rainbow and they also grow in other beautiful colors like cappuccino and white. Do you know that each color of the roses gives a different meaning? Well you definitely should, it gives a whole new depth to gifting someone roses when you are consciously choosing certain color to represent what you would like to convey! Check out below for some of the rose colors meaning!

Rose Colors Meanings

red rose

Red Rose

The red rose is a classic “I Love You” rose which stands for passion, true love, romance and desire.

An old legend says that all roses were originally white. One night, when a nightingale saw a rose, he fell deeply in love and it inspires him to sing a song. He sang so passionately that he pressed himself against the flower, and that was when the thorns pierced his heart. Ever since then, the rose was forever colored red.

Red rose is definitely the most popular choice of rose to give to a significant other, husband or wife.

For bridal bouquet, they represent bliss in the marriage as well as true respect and appreciation towards one another.

Perfect for: Significant other, husband or wife
Occasion: Anniversary, proposal, bridal bouquet

pink rose

Pink Rose

Pink roses can stand for femininity, elegance, refinement and sweetness.

Deep or hot pink rose can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition and it is a great way to say “thank you” while light or pale pink rose conveys grace, gentleness, joy and happiness.

Perfect for: Girlfriend, wife or crush
Occasion: Birthday, confession or to convey ‘thank you’

lilac rose

Lilac / Purple Rose

Purple is often indicative of mysticism, royalty and love. Frequently the purple rose indicated love, style, and elegance.The main meaning of lilac roses is life. This rose variety is associated with eternity and long life.

Lilac rose is considered positive and symbolizes not just life, but also happiness, quality of life and health.

Perfect for: Patient, couple, mother
Occasion: After overcoming an illness, anniversary, the birth of a child

white rose

White Rose

White is the purest of colors, and it represents innocence, purity and charm. White roses are traditionally used in weddings and the roses represent new beginnings and they express remembrance and innocence.

Perfect for: Bride to be
Occasion: Marriage

cappuccino rose

Cappuccino / Peach Rose

Cappuccino / peach roses are premium roses that convey the meaning of modesty, genuineness, sincerity and gratitude. Gifting these roses is a great way to show sympathy to a loved one or a close friend.

Perfect for: Friends, family and loved ones
Occasion: To express gratitude and ‘thank you’

blue rose

Blue Rose

Blue roses are mythical and give off a mysterious vibe. However, they do not grow naturally. They are usually color dyed from white roses. Blue roses represent the unattainable or the mysterious. They embody the desire for the unattainable. They say “I can’t have you but I can’t stop thinking about you”.

Perfect for: Friends, crush, idol
Occasion: Confession

yellow rose

Yellow Rose

Yellow roses create warm feelings and provide happiness.  The colors are bright, cheerful and joyful. The roses usually symbolize platonic love or friendship. Giving yellow roses can tell someone the joy they bring you and the friendship you share.

Perfect for: Friends, elder couples, parents
Occasion: Friends’ birthday, gifting parents or elder friends and family for their love anniversary

Green Rose

There are some white roses that carry some natural green shade in the petals. Green is the color of life, it symbolizes abundant growth and constant renewal of life and energy. The color also signifies the constant rejuvenation of spirit, and is therefore a messenger of cheerfulness.

Perfect for: Self, friends
Occasion: Home decoration to give a good vibe and energy to the home

As if choosing a specific rose color is not enough to express your innermost thoughts, the number of stalks of roses you select will also help you to convey your message to the recipient. Check out the meaning of number of stalks of roses below!

Number of Roses Stalks Meaning

A single rose of any color depicts the utmost devotion or a way to say “thank you”. If you give a single rose on the first date, it symbolizes “love at first sight”.
Perfect for: First Date

Two roses represent your mutual love and affection with your partner. As the roses entwined together, it communicates, “marry me” (a red and white rose entwined means unity).
Perfect for: Proposal (a mix flower bouquet with 2 stalks of roses is a good choice for a proposal bouquet)

Three roses symbolizes the three words everyone loves to listen, “I love you”.
Perfect for: Anniversary, birthday or just a simple surprise to your significant other

Six roses signify an infatuation, a need to be loved or cherished. If you’re dating someone and wish to take your relationship to the next level, gifting them with six roses is the perfect way to subtly express those feelings.
Perfect for: Love confession

Nine roses is a symbol of eternal love. Sending someone nine roses means you are ready to spend the rest of your life with them, forever.
Perfect for: Proposal (another great choice for proposal)

A perfect 10 roses means perfection. Giving someone ten roses simply means you are telling them that they are perfect. Isn’t it a powerful way to tell that special someone that he/she is perfect?
Perfect for: Anniversary, birthday or just a simple surprise to someone special

A dozen of roses or 12 stalks of roses simply shouts “Be Mine”. Do you have anyone that you are fond of and want to ask them to be yours? A dozen roses will be a perfect choice.
Perfect for: Love confession

You have a BFF (best friend forever) and wondering what to give them? 13 roses symbolizes eternal friendship. Give them a bouquet of 13 roses to let the ‘BFF’ knows how much you appreciate your friendship.
Perfect for: Friends

Uh oh! Did you make a mistake? Is he/she upset? Send the person 15 roses as an apology. The chances of him/her accepting your apology just increased 15 times!
Perfect for: Apology

If you wish to tell your significant other  to ‘stay young and beautiful’, gift them with 18 roses, they are a symbol of sincerity.
Perfect for: Anniversary, birthday or just a simple surprise to someone special

Two dozens of roses or 24 roses means always missing you. There are 24 hours a day, let your special someone knows that they are always on your mind by gifting them 24 stalks of roses. Check out our Jen Hand Bouquet! It consists of 24 roses.
Perfect for: Long distance relationship or a beautiful way of saying ‘I Miss You’

Want to let a special someone know you’ll love them till the day you die? Give them a bouquet containing 99 single rose stems.
Perfect for: The most popular choice for a proposal bouquet

Feel like want to do something extraordinary as a symbol of devotion to your loved one? Surprise them with 100 stalks of roses!
Perfect for: Love anniversary

TL;DR? Here is the summary:


Dating stage – if you are still dating and yet to be in a relationship, you can give:
Color: Red, Pink or Blue
Stalks: 1, 3, 6 or 12

Confession – Ready to confess? You can give:
Color: Red, Pink or Blue
Stalks: 6 or 12

In a relationship – If you are sweet in a relationship, you can give:
Color: Red, Pink, Lilac / Purple, Cappuccino
Stalks: 3, 10, 18, 24 or 100

Proposal – Planning for a proposal? Go for these:
Color: Red, Pink, Lilac / Purple, Cappuccino
Stalks: 2, 9, 99 or 100

Anniversary – Don’t forget the anniversary! It will be sweet to send these:
Color: Red, Pink, White, Lilac / Purple, Yellow
Stalks: 3, 9, 10, 18 or 24


Color: Pink, Lilac / Purple, Yellow
Stalks: 1, 10, 13 or 24

Lastly, don’t forget you can always buy flowers for yourself 😉

Color: White, Yellow, Green
Stalks: 1, 3, 9, 10, 13 or 24

So there you have it – if you’re planning to gift a special someone with roses anytime soon, be sure to get the right color and number! We hope you find this guide useful. If you are still unsure of what roses and how many stalks of roses to get, you can always message or e-mail us and we will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect roses combination! If you would like a particular number of stalks of roses that are out of our usual offering, you can also message us for customization request!

Here are some of our roses bouquets available, do check them out below:

Minimalist Lilac Rose - Beige
Minimalist Lilac Rose - Lilac Grey

Minimalist Lilac Rose Flower Bouquet

Minimalist Pink Rose - Crepe Pink
Minimalist Pink Rose - White

Minimalist Pink Rose Flower Bouquet

Minimalist Red Rose - White (Black Line)
Minimalist Red Roses - Transparent
Minimalist Red Roses - Pink
Minimalist Red Roses - Black

Minimalist Red Rose Flower Bouquet

Minimalist White Rose - Brown
Minimalist White Rose - Transparent

Minimalist White Rose Flower Bouquet